Whether you need some tips on beginner makeup or you just want to refresh your beauty arsenal, it's important to get the products you really need, that will last and be worth the investment. Here at LaLa Daisy, we've got you covered. Here are the must-have products to cover all of your makeup bases.
Anytime you apply makeup, you want to start on a fresh face. Even if you washed your face the night before, oils and grime can build up while you are sleeping. Each time you apply your makeup, take the time to wash your face first. Using a gentle exfoliating cleanser is a great way to create a really smooth and fresh canvas for your makeup to be applied on.
One of the best ways to have a smooth makeup application is to use this dynamic duo - moisturizer and primer.
Moisturizer is vital to the health of your skin. The hydration it provides keeps your skin looking and feeling young and vibrant. Right after you wash your face, always make sure to apply a moisturizer.
Primer is a girl's best friend when it comes to the longevity of your makeup. A good primer, like The Balm TimeBalm Face Primer, will not only help your makeup stay on longer, but also smooths the surface of your skin and evens skin tone, helping hide spots and blemishes.
A good concealer is key because it reduces the risk of having your foundation look caked-on in certain areas where you might need extra coverage. Find a concealer that matches your skin tone, or is a hint lighter to cover any unwanted blemishes, dark spots, or red areas that you can still see after primer.
Once you have your canvas smoothed and evened out with primer and concealer, a good foundation is your next step. Color matching is crucial, as well as finding a foundation that blends in with the texture and composition of your skin. Glo Skin Beauty Luminous Liquid foundation is a great option to obtain that "barely there" look while giving you the coverage you need.
To finish off the face, you need two things, bronzer and blush. These two work together to give your face dimension and color. They can slim down your face and accentuate the feminine cheekbones you have.
Find a bronzer a few shades darker than your natural skin tone. When you apply bronzer, make sure you brush it on just underneath the cheekbones, up around the hairline, and under your jaw bones to create shadow illusions that contour your face.
For blush, use your brush to add a few strokes on the apples of your cheeks. The color you choose can be a personal preference, or based on the season you can choose a brighter color for summer or a darker color for winter.
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Eyes and Brows
Getting your brows right can make such a huge difference in your look. Use a good brow pencil to fill in the coloring of your eyebrows and make them pop. A good option is Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-wear Brow Pencil to create a full brow look. You'll want to use the pencil to create small brush-like strokes within your brows and then brush out with an eyebrow brush.
When it comes to your eyes, a little goes a long way. For an everyday look, find a mascara that can lengthen and volumize your lashes. Depending on how dramatic you like your lashes to appear, you can apply less or more layers to create the look you are going for. An eyeliner pencil is also a good addition to have to make your eyes look bold and beautiful.
Makeup for beginners in the lip department doesn't need to be overly complicated. Pick a lipstick or two that are universally flattering. A good place to start is by choosing a good nude color for everyday wear, and possibly a red or rose-color for nights out on the town. Click here for our collection of the best lip makeup products.
The tools you use to apply makeup can make a big difference on the way your makeup looks on your face. It's important to have good brushes that give you even coverage and help apply foundation or concealer in hard-to-get places like the sides of the nose or under the eyes. This Colorescience On The Go Brush Set is a great way to get a kit of all the brushes you will need.
Another fantastic tool to have when you are applying makeup is a beauty blender. These are little sponge applicators that work great to blend out fine lines and even out your makeup coverage. They come in lots of different brands and shapes and sizes.
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